Obituaries

Orlando Vitelli - 97

9/9/1917 - 10/24/2014
Lifelong Chicago Heights Orlando Vitelli age 97. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Retired Pipefitter for Keystone/Inland Steel. U.S. Army Veteran/WWII. Member Catholic War Veterans Chicago Heights Post #1060....

Connie Jeanne Bonner nee Greer - 75

3/24/1939 - 10/23/2014
Crete and Flossmoor Connie Jeanne Bonner, Pharm.D, nee Greer, age 75. Longtime Crete and Flossmoor resident, native of Chicago’s Woodlawn Community. A graduate of Bloom High School and Purdue University College of...

Edward G Wojtczak - 91

2/22/1923 - 10/17/2014
Longtime Crete resident, formerly of Harvey Edward G. Wojtczak, age 92. Longtime Crete resident, born and raised in Harvey. Retired Bussiness Agent for Automobile Mechanics Local #701. World War Two Veteran, U.S. Navy/USS Barnes CVE 20....

Frank John Jobbe - 72

6/27/1942 - 10/16/2014
Chicago Heights formerly of Roseland Frank John Jobbe age 72. Longtime Chicago Heights resident formerly of Roseland. Retired Chief Engineer Local 399. Fenger High School graduate. U.S. Army Veteran. Husband for 48 years of Marilyn...

Frances Franze - 94

10/20/1919 - 10/16/2014
Chicago Heights Frances Franze nee Liporota age 94. Lifelong Chicago Heights area resident. Wife of the late Frank Franze. Mother of Eileen (James) Venditti, Frank Franze and the late Roger (Patricia) Franze....

Catherine "Katie" Landolina - 88

10/27/1925 - 10/16/2014
Chicago Heights Catherine “Katie” Landolina nee Wenckus, age 88. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Wife for 61 years of the late Philip Landolina. Daughter of the late Cathrina (nee Rosicks) and Joseph...

Catherine Mitidiero nee Covelli - 93

9/11/1921 - 10/15/2014
Lansing formerly of Calumet City and Roseland Catherine Mitidiero nee Covelli, age 93. Lansing resident formerly of Calumet City and Roseland. Wife of the late Frank “Ciccio” Mitidiero. Mother of Donna (late William) Charmelo. Grandmother...

George Simonaitis Jr. - 86

5/13/1928 - 10/14/2014
Crete and Chicago Heights George Simonaitis Jr. age 86. Longtime Crete and Chicago Heights resident. Member of IBEW Local #134 with over 50 years of service for Service Electric Company. Husband for 57 years of Patricia...

Lorraine E. Adduci nee Thomas - 95

9/3/1919 - 10/13/2014
Calumet City formerly of Roseland Lorraine Adduci nee Thomas, age 95. Longtime Calumet City resident formerly of Roseland. A wonderful homemaker, Lorraine also enjoyed her years working for Wilton Enterprises. Wife of the late...

Patricia A. Botelho - 77

5/23/1937 - 10/13/2014
Olympia Fields formerly of Fort Bliss/El Paso, TX Patricia A. Botelho nee Silva age 77. Longtime Fort Bliss/El Paso, TX resident recently of Olympia Fields. Born and raised in San Jose, CA. Wife of the late Lt. Col. George Edward Botelho....

Kathleen M. Cellini nee Passwello - 65

9/10/1949 - 10/12/2014
Lowell, Chicago Heights and Roseland Kathleen M. Cellini nee Passwello age 65. Lowell, IN resident formerly of Chicago Heights and Roseland. Retired Beautician and Middle School Teacher for Crete Monee School District 201U....

Agnes A. Bonaguro nee Butkus - 90

8/29/1924 - 10/10/2014
Donovan, IL formerly of Chicago's Roseland an West Pullman Neighborhood Agnes A. Bonaguro nee Butkus. Age 90. Passed away October 10, 2014. Longtime Donovan resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland and West Pullman Neighborhood. Wife of the late Santo Bonaguro....

Rose Esther Price - 95

4/9/1919 - 10/10/2014
Orland PArk formerly of Crestwood and Chicago's Roseland and Pullman Neighborhood's Rose Esther Price nee Fioretti. Age 95. Orland Park and Crestwood resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland and Pullman Neighborhood. Wife of the late Edwin J. Price. Mother of Dorothy Morrow and...

Frances L. De Tella - 89

9/3/2014 - 10/7/2014
Chicago Heights Frances L DeTella nee Mikalauskas. Age 89, Longtime Chicago Heights and Matteson resident. Graduate of Bloom High School Class of 1942. Wife of the late Earl DeTella. Mother of Katherine (Stephen)...

Harry Fisher - 70

9/5/1941 - 10/6/2014
Orland Park Harry D. “Bud” Fisher. Age 73. Longtime Crete and Chicago Heights resident recently of Orland Park. Husband of the late Celene nee Fushi. Father of Michael (Jennifer) Fisher, Michele Fisher and...

Virgle Stith - 88

8/29/1926 - 10/5/2014
Chicago Heights formerly of Englewood Virgle E. Stith nee Whitfield, age 88. Longtime Chicago Heights resident formerly of Chicago’s Englewood Neighborhood. Retired after 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service. Mother of Joseph...

John R. Nieminski - 62

6/30/1952 - 10/4/2014
Longtime Park Forest Resident John R. Nieminski, aka “Mr 4th of July”, age 62, passed away Saturday October 4th. Longtime Park Forest resident. Retired 39 year Park Forest Mail Carrier. Husband for 39 years of Dale nee...

Jose Cenovio Sandoval - 70

10/30/1943 - 10/4/2014
Chicago Heights, Illinois Jose Cenovio Sandoval. Age 70. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Born Cedral, SLP, Mexico in 1973. Esposo for 42 years of Concepcion nee Segovia. Padre of Maria Isabel (Maximo) Zambrano, Alma...

Marilynn "Lynn" Thrall - 88

3/27/1926 - 10/4/2014
Olympia Fields and Indian Wells, CA Marilynn, “Lynn” Thrall, 88 passed away peacefully Saturday morning, October 4th at her home in Indian Wells, California. She was a resident of Olympia Fields, IL and Indian Wells. Preceded...

Helen D. Ziegler nee Capecci - 85

9/5/1929 - 9/30/2014
Chicago Heights Helen D. Ziegler nee Capecci age 85. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Mother of Michael (Kristie) Ziegler and Susan Fiaoni. Grandmother of Andrew (Erin) and Brian Ziegler, Dana and Joseph...

Gary Wayne Pros - 62

6/25/1952 - 9/30/2014
Matteson Gary Wayne Pros age 62. Longtime Matteson resident formerly of Sauk Village and Chicago’s Marquette Park neighborhood. Husband for 36 years of Debra Lynn nee Mikolajewski. Father of Jason Wayne...

John Slater - 90

9/7/1924 - 9/22/2014
Palos Heights formerly of Roseland John Slater age 90. Longtime Palos Heights resident formerly of Roseland. Retired Locomotive and Electric Passenger Line Engineer for the Illinois Central Railroad with over 45 years of service....

Hugh Cameron - 94

2/4/1920 - 9/21/2014
Longtime Richton Park & Roseland, recently of Matteson Hugh Cameron, age 94. Longtime Richton Park and Roseland resident recently of Matteson. Native of Paisley, Scotland. WWII veteran of the British Royal Navy-HMS Auckland. Retired from National Lead...

Flora M. Propati - 86

8/21/1928 - 9/21/2014
Orland Park formerly of Roseland Flora M. Propati nee Saturno age 86. Longtime Orland Park and Roseland resident, recently of Peace Village. Wife for 60 years of the late Dr. Joseph A. Propati DDS. Mother of Tony (Annie)...

Maria Wood - 91

2/28/1923 - 9/21/2014
Chicago Heights Maria Wood nee Farace age 91. Longtime Chicago Heights resident born and raised on the Isle of Capri, Italy. Wife of the late Robert Wood. Mother of Rita (Dr. Jeremy) Popp and Gary Wood....

Harold L. Post Jr. - 76

1/1/1938 - 9/17/2014
Dyer formerly of Dolton, Calumet City and Evergreen Park Harold L. Post Jr. age 76. Dyer, IN resident formerly of Dolton, Calumet City and Evergreen Park. Retired Stereotyper/Printer. Member Graphic Communications/IBT Local 458. U.S. Coast Guard...

Rean A. Harding - 78

4/24/1936 - 9/15/2014
Beecher formerly of University Park Rean A. Harding nee Lamb age 78. Longtime Beecher resident formerly of University Park. Born and raised in Madison County, Alabama. Longtime Assembly Line Worker for American Lock Company. Wife...

Kenneth A. Tanko - 67

6/12/1947 - 9/12/2014
Longtime resident of Crete,Il. and Naples, Fl. formerly of Roseland Kenneth A. Tanko, age 67. Longtime Crete, IL., and Naples, FL. resident, born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. President of Tanko Brothers Screw Machine Products. U. S. Army...

Henry E. Meyer - 99

7/31/1915 - 9/11/2014
Palos Heights formerly of Chicago Heights and Chicago's Southside Henry E. Meyer age 99. Lontime Palos Heights resident formerly of Chicago Heights and Chicago’s Southside. Founding partner of Motto’s Finer Foods Certified Grocers. Husband for 60 years of the...

Daniel Santerior - 82

9/30/1931 - 9/11/2014
Hoffman Estates Daniel Santerior age 82. Longtime Hoffman Estates resident and active parishioner of the Church of the Holy Spirit, formerly of Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood. Lifelong thespian and...

Maurice E. "Moss" McDonnell Jr. - 73

2/24/1941 - 9/8/2014
Posen Maurice “Moss” McDonnell Jr. age 73. Posen resident formerly of Midlothian and Roseland. Retired after 30 years of service for Illinois Bell Telephone Company. Husband for 26 years of Nancy...

Abby Sage Booth - 40

1/1/1974 - 9/7/2014
Chicago formerly of Flossmoor Abby Sage Booth, 40, of Chicago, formerly of Flossmoor, passed away peacefully September 7, 2014. Born January 25, 1974, she was the beloved daughter of Melissa Sage (Jamey) Fadim and John (Patti)...

Sheila M. Keene - 67

4/26/1947 - 9/6/2014
Hazel Crest Sheila M. Keene nee Low age 67. Longtime Hazel Crest resident formerly of Chicago Heights. Wife of the late George Keene. Mother of Linda (Mike) Huffer and Sean (Michelle) Keene. Loving...

Wallis "Wally" Reichert - 69

3/1/1945 - 9/3/2014
Steger formerly of Crete Wallis “Wally” Reichert, age 69. Longtime Steger resident formerly of Crete. Retired after 34 years of service with Commonwealth Edison. Graduate of Crete-Monee High School. Husband for 48...

Herbert E. Bliese - 90

10/24/1923 - 8/31/2014
Homewood, Illinois Herbert E. Bliese, age 90, Longtime Homewood Resident. Retired employee of Swift Independent Company after 47 years service. WWII US Army Air Corp Veteran. Member of the Knights of Columbus, VFW...

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